HJ: Much has been written about the somewhat mysterious pineal gland and its role in consciousness. As the primary regulator of our sleep-wake cycles and circadian rhythms, as well as its direct link in the regulation of our perception of time, it is certainly a most fascinating little gland. It is easy to take a reductionist approach and assume that this single gland is responsible for consciousness as we know it. And while it is indeed an important aspect of our conscious experience, to view it as the source of consciousness would be short sighted. The pineal gland is one of the primary interfaces through which consciousness is expressed in bodily form. It could be thought of as a transducer, which essentially translates our higher spiritual nature into physicality, thoughts and other forms of 3rd dimensional expression. Therefore, if it is atrophied or even calcified, this can affect our ability to access our higher spiritual nature and abilities.
It is easy for those interested in higher development to read about the pineal and then think that all their problems can be traced back to its atrophy/calcification, when this is not the case. A fundamental ignorance of higher spiritual concepts and universal laws is more of a detriment to spiritual advancement than an under utilized pineal gland. However, a fully functioning, healthy pineal gland will facilitate this learning process greatly. Furthermore, the ways in which one may decalcify the pineal and reverse its atrophy are all great, healthy habits that most can benefit greatly from adopting. And so it is that there is a synergy between all three of these things. Read more of this post